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NCA offers two certification program opportunities. Both certifications require applicants to submit documentation of education and experience which allow them to receive the designation.
CACFP Professionals may apply for both certifications. If you apply for both at the same time, candidates must submit documentation of education and experience as well as the application fee for each of the certification designations. CEUs will be applied to either the CCNP or CMP, but not both. Please indicate which requirement you would like to apply the credit to when submitting your application.
If NCA receives an incomplete application, candidates will receive an email requesting any additional documentation needed to earn your certification. Requested documents must be received by NCA within 30 calendar days of receipt of notice. If NCA receives your documents after 30 calendar days, you will have to re-submit the entire application and pay the initial certification fee again.
Application fee is non-refundable.
STEP 1. Review Certification Handbook for new and renewal application requirements and gather education documentation. Complete the Calculating Continued Education Worksheet, BE SURE to download and save the worksheet before you fill it out.
STEP 2. Complete the online application and make your payment. Application fees are non-refundable.